St Paul's Church Ruins
St Paul's Church Ruins Macau

I like Macau for its beautiful blend of east and west culture as much as coffee aficionados would enjoy their mix of coffee and cream. I would have wanted Manila to be something like this city, or close. Despite the old marble streets and the aging walls, its taints and stains paints a pattern of rich history between two worlds, especially from the Chinese and Portuguese. For such a small island, it’s just a joy to roam around its streets. Here’s the summary of our 4-day trip in Macau.

Budget: This familiarization trip, taken last May 6-9, 2010, was by invitation of the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Philippines so I couldn’t give a real budget here since they covered most all the expenses. But I could fairly say there are options both for backpackers and luxury travels here. There are also a lot of Free Attractions (even food) in Macau you can enjoy.

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Itinerary: The itinerary can help how you can plan your Macau trip since it shows what can be done in a day. This one is a bit rushed and packed a number of places per day but you can adjust accordingly to your own pace and interest of places.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Recommendations: I’d definitely explore the old town and heritages sites of Macau more since I’m not much into Casinos. Most of the food we had are really good but for value and authentic street side Macau Food, I enjoyed Little Turtle. For Free stuff, try the Dragon Treasure Show which I thought was spectacular among the free shows in Macau. Oh if you ever get hungry, pass by the food street going to St Paul’s Church Ruins and sample the food there like cookies, peanut bars and beef jerky for free.

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Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.

9 Responses to “Four Days in Macau Chronicles Summary 2010”

  1. Hi Cidy! They’re pretty good especially the cookies and beef jerky 🙂

    Hi Photo Cache! I meant the old city structures and cobblestone walkways where were preserved. Unlike in Manila where it was bombed down by the Americans to the ground during the 2nd world war

    There is more to Macau than the Casinos Sidney! As you can see from the above posts. I like their Old heritage sites a lot.

  2. Macau has changed a lot. I went there 1995 and stayed for 2 mos with alwin (hubby). It is indeed a great place… good food, well-preserved old structures. Its really amazing…so beautiful and romantic (i mean if you’re with someone to share the experience with). I wish we stayed longer… grrr I miss lutong macau! Thanks Ferdz for sharing 😉

    HAppy Birthday!

  3. hi, love your blog. i’ve been following it for quite some time. and thanks for posting your macau itinerary..really helpful. walking tours ba lahat yan per day? we might be in macau next month and we’re thinking of copying your itinerary 🙂 more power to you!

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